Finally caught up with Skullphone and had a quick conversation about the brouhaha that's been stirred up by his tag popping up on 10 digital billboards around LA. Skullphone would neither confirm nor deny Wired's report that the billboard time was purchased from Clear Channel. The firestorm began when the story was originally reported on Supertouch. I had reported that sources had told me that it was indeed a hack. Here are some sound bites from my conversation with Skullphone
"The art of hacking I know nothing about. What is hacking? What is art?"
"People thought Bob Dylan sold out when he went electric. I guess people weren't ready for it."
"To me it's American art. The (now digital) billboard on the side of the highway."
"'Skullphone digital billboards.' It was a logical fit."
"Once again, it’s a matter of semantics. What does it mean to hack the system. Is getting people to think for themselves hacking?"
"Skullphone has a right to be there."